VastActiv (1631) - Oulu, FINLAND - JAN 25, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle 0.33l at home. Colour is orange with small white head. Aromas and flavours are fruits, grape, sourness and yeast.
TET (1300) - FINLAND - JAN 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
An orange-brown beer with a thick, big and beige head. Aroma is frutifull, some tropical fruits, mangos, fructose and spices, enjoyable. Taste of some fruits, not much sweetness, dry malts, grapefruits, some sourness and drying spices. Aftertaste is dry and slightly herbal. Medium bodied, lots of carbonation, still smooth, drinkable even high alc.%. Nice, complex and dry beer, more freshness would be nice but anyway, good beer.
Countbeer (3667) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - JAN 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very big vast thicker and slow disappearing off white head on top of a hazy amber colored beer.
Smell lots of yeast (reminds me a bit of brett) and some peach, apricot, dust, hint of wood, forest herbs and sharp tones of puke and sours and some floral grains.
Taste lots of yeast and many bitters with floral tones, malts, grains, floral bitters, some hints of fruits and some sharp tones but pushed down which makes it more easy drinkable.
Aftertaste is also yeasty with some bitters, warmth, fruit tints, just a lot of yeast.
Low carbo, creamy foamy mouthfeel, more than a medium body and a creamy texture.
Damn, a Saison, a yeasty Saison, logic, but it has litterally loads of yeast. Still a good Saison!
solidfunk (2589) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours cloudy orange. Aroma of light barnyard hops and some funky malt. Taste is bitter and a little boozy. Medium carbonation. Pretty good for style. Bottle at volos.
HenrikSoegaard (9750) - Randers, DENMARK - DEC 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Creamy off-white excellent fully lasting head. Orange colour. Moderate malty and hoppy and yeasty aroma. Moderate bitter flavor. Fruity esters and nice pepper notes. Long moderate bitter finish. Creamy palate. Nice.
HermanW (1013) - Coevorden, NETHERLANDS - DEC 21, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
0,3 liter fles @home. Goed bier met te veel schuim. Wel een speciale smaak.
saxo (12788) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Huge creamy head with excellent duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are yeast, fruits, pepper, malt and notes of caramel. Excellent saison.
JanEric (919) - Meppel, NETHERLANDS - DEC 11, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber colour, small white head. Aroma has a lot of hops, hops and hops. Citrus, hops, bitters. Aslo in the taste bitter, full, bitter finish, fresh and nice but more an IPA than a saison.
rarbring (911) - Linköping, SWEDEN - DEC 2, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Aroma: Some sour notes, and melted butter!
Appearance: A hazy straw colored beer. A white head with some lacing and some curtains.
Taste: Ok, here the butter really takes over, this can’t be good, well it was only part of a sample tray.
Palate: Medium low carbonation, a sticky and soft texture. A small body with a not dry finish.
Overall: If this is intentional it is not for me, and not a saison!
Note: On-tap at Monks Porter House. Reviewed 2012-11-28.
Hammy78 (659) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 27, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle brought back from the source by my brother on a recent trip. Pours a true copper, lots of bubbles and a pile of pure white head. Dies down to a layer that clings to the glass walls as well. Has a fair amount of floating sediment. Smells fruity, hop-like and Belgian yeast. Tastes bitter, fruit, alcohol bite. Good stuff. After a few pulls the lacing really shows up.